Thanks for the update on your sister's op. I'm so glad to hear it went well, and thank you for keeping me in your thoughts, it means alot.
My mum has got the results of her Xray, and she needs a hip replacement. It's pretty much just bone grinding against bone at the moment. I seem to be spending my days trawling the internet for mobility aids, not exactly fun, but the way I see it, the more independence she has the better.
Fortunately, (or perhaps unfortunately, depending on perspective) the wheelchair I picked out for my mother has brakes that she can use, so she can't be 'accidentally' sent hurtling down what passes hills here in Norfolk.
I don't want to jinx things, but I think I'm starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel, things are finally starting to look up again. My aunt had a hip replacement just this week, and the last news from her neck of the woods was she's doing really well, so that's a relief. Also one of the cats needed a tooth extracted, something that required full anaesthetic, which is always a risk. She's doing fine, so that's another worry I can cross off the list. So with any luck, I'll be able to be a little more active on these boards than I have been of late.
Anyway, I hope things are ok for you, or at least as good as they can be.